CACHE is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit that promotes the development and distribution of computer-related and/or technology-based educational aids for the chemical engineering profession.  Some of the activities include:

  • Organize and promote conferences and workshops on Computer Aided Process Operations/Chemical Process Control, Computer Aided Process Design, Molecular Modeling and Simulation, Systems Biology in Engineering, and Process Analytics and Machine Learning.
  • Maintain a Teaching Resource Center: This center ( houses a curated collection of materials to assist faculty in teaching chemical engineering core courses.
  • Provide faculty grants to support development of computer-based educational modules (
  • Support faculty awards: ASEE Edgar CACHE Award, AIChE Himmelblau Award, AIChE Evans Award  
  • Provide graduate student travel awards: over $40,000 in last three years for conferences
  • Provide student awards for best posters at conferences

Some recent accomplishments:

Future Initiatives:

  • Industrial Datasets – Making curated sets available to faculty.
  • Molecular Modeling – working to develop curated best practices and teaching materials on how to use quantum chemistry, molecular simulation and machine learning.


CACHE trustee Jim Pfaendtner named Dean of the College of Engineering at N.C. State

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Prior to joining N.C. State, Jim served as chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington.

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CACHE Trustee Francis J. Doyle III appointed provost of Brown University

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Francis J. Doyle III, CACHE trustee since 1999 and former CACHE President (2008-2009), has been appointed provost of Brown University.

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Thank You to the CACHE Trustees who retired in 2022 (Reklaitis, Kofke, Golab, and Burka)!

Phil Westmoreland and Jonathan Moore

Friday, December 9, 2022

Four CACHE Trustees (Rex Reklaitis, Dave Kofke, Joe Golab, and Maria Burka) retired from the Board in 2022. The organization is very grateful for their many years of service!

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Celebrating Tom Edgar’s 50 Years of Contributions to Education, Research, and Service

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Former CACHE Trustee and long-time CACHE Executive Officer, Tom Edgar was recently honored in a celebration for his contributions over 50 years to education, research, and service.

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Reading Materials

A Computational Chemistry Course for Teachers: From Research Laboratories to High-School Chemistry Teaching
Tamar Traube and Ron Blonder
Journal of Chemical Education
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Features of and Student Responses to Microsoft Teams as a Learning Management System
Damilola Daramola and Matthew Liberatore
Chemical Engineering Education
Monday, October 23, 2023
Opening the Density Functional Theory Black Box: A Collection of Pedagogic Jupyter Notebooks
Jacob S. Hirschi, Dayana Bashirova, and Tim J. Zuehlsdorff
Journal of Chemical Education
Monday, October 16, 2023
Utilising interactive applications as educational tools in higher education
Miguel Martín-Sómer, Cintia Casado, Gema Gomez-Pozuelo
Education for Chemical Engineers
Thursday, October 5, 2023
Machine Learning in Chemical Engineering: Hands-on Activities
Vitor Lavor, Fernando de Come, Moisés Teles dos Santos, Ardson S. Vianna Jr.
Education for Chemical Engineers
Wednesday, October 4, 2023


conference series in areas of importance to chemical engineering

for faculty candidates and ChemE departments to find or fill faculty openings

Development of Computational-Based Tools and Modules for Chemical Engineering Education

Teaching Resources Center including syllabi, schedules, computer-aided tools, interactive simulations, screencasts, concept questions, textbook information, useful links, and in some cases, complete course notes

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CACHE Corporation
P.O. Box 126
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: (574) 631-5687

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